Three Yukon Students to Compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair in PEI
Whitehorse - Three grade seven students from Whitehorse will compete against 500 other young scientists from across Canada in Charlottetown next week. They will showcase their scientific knowledge at the 51st annual Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) taking place at the University of Prince Edward Island from May 12 to 19.
The Yukon students were the top three winners at the Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair this past December. The regional fair saw competitors from grades four to seven competing. The national fair is for young scientists from grades seven to twelve.
The three Yukon scientists and their projects competing in the Junior Division are:
• Jacob Newkirk, Grade 7 at Christ the King Elementary “Myth-Busting Mouth Guards”
• Pelly Vincent Braun, Grade 7 at Golden Horn Elementary “iPod Hydro Charger”
• Alyssa Bunce, Grade 7 at Christ the King Elementary School “The Placebo Effect?”
Jacob, Pelly and Alyssa have been mentored and have been working hard over the past four months to improve their displays and presentation for the national competition.
The students will be accompanied by Jack Hulland Elementary Teacher David Michayluk and Porter Creek Secondary Teacher Kasia Leary.
The primary goals of the CWSF are to create a positive scientific and social experience for the students by introducing them to their peers from across the country, and to see how the Yukon student’s projects compare with what other young Canadian scientists are doing.
The entire week will be full of social and recreational events including a banquet and opening ceremonies, visits to educational institutions and industries, and two days of project judging by over 500 scientists, industry experts and educators.
For more information contact:
Heather Dundas, Coordinator Science Adventures
Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College
t 867.668.8739 email@example.com www.scienceadventures.ca